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There are awards, and then there are AWARDS. The Stoobie Awards is one of the latter. Needless to say we were thrilled to receive… 2016 Stoobie Award for Best Shrimp ‘n’ Grits “…if you want really good shrimp ‘n’ grits, you have any number of choices in Asheville, but if you want the BEST shrimp

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If you’ve walked through our garden the last couple years you have no doubt seen the playground bouncy animals located at the top of the garden nearest the restaurant. Those are on loan from Old Town Salvage, a terrific local business that dismantles old buildings and salvages the materials for reuse. One of the largest

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In one word, sunflowers. We are often asked how we keep squirrels out of the garden. We don’t, instead we distract them. We have found that they absolutely love sunflowers, as do many visiting bids, bees and other insects. Sunflowers are located all around our garden perimeter and periodically throughout the garden. They are terrific

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Throughout the garden there are many upside down glass bottles. What are they for? The bottles in our garden are covering rebar which is inserted into the ground to prevent our garden staff from inadvertently dragging a watering hose across plants. Rebar alone would present a hazard, so the glass bottles provide a decorative way

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July is when harvesting time really starts to take off in our on-site garden. We are so excited to see tomatoes ripening, pole beans covering our archways, cucumber vines loaded down and squash blossoms buzzing with bees. As many of you wander through the garden you’ve noticed that we often grown unusual varieties of common

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One of my favorite flowering vines in the garden this Fall is the Firecracker Vine (Scientific Name: Mina Lobata). The blooms  transition from white-yellow-orange-red along the stem and are especially beautiful when the sun hits them and they seem to glow. As we head into October the vines are dense with flowers and quite spectacular. Look

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